>> BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - INTERNET OF THINGS ENGINEERING
As the IoT buzz spreads like wildfire - you can now get a university degree
in the domain!
engadget recently reported that China is
global leader within the IoT space - that justification is only made more
solid with the increased demand for Bachelor of Science university courses
focusing on IoT with the majority of programs involving time studying and
being located in partnering Chinese universities.
A quick google search reveales a number of universities offering an IoT
In the discussion threads over on IoT World there is
some positive and negative debate on the topic. Is IoT a engineering field
in itself or simply a application of engineering knowledge with a technical
area with more focus on embedded solutions? Or would it be more practical in
nature under a TAFE (Technical and Further Education) program which requires
foundations within computer science to start with?
It is important not to forget that the people who set the foundations for
the IoT domain are classic Computing Science and Electrical Engineering
specialists - who have simply had a passion for embedded and connected
technical solutions. To understand the complete IoT stack; it is important
to have a broad understanding of Computing Science concepts.
I think there is a massive generation gap in the computer science realm
- developers these days simply don't have to care about the speed of the
processor, the amount of memory available and having to know how to program
in assembler and/or C/C++ for higher level concepts. IoT is shaking up
the industry by bringing back a numbers of these concepts - which is one
of the reasons why I personally got involved in the space.
Start with a Computer Science degree, then have hands-on experience in
the IoT domain.